Year: 2004 Source: Death Studies, v.28, no.2, (February-March 2004), p.137-150 SIEC No: 20040488

In a Turkish sample, 100 suicide attempters were compared with 60 healthy controls on measures of hopelessness, depression, & suicidal ideation. Suicide attempters were more depressive, more hopeless, & displayed greater suicidal ideation than healthy controls. Depression severity rather than hopelessness correlated with suicidal intent. Suicide lethality was independent of depression severity, hopelessness, & suicidal ideation & intent, suggesting that lethality is likely due to chance. (35 refs)